Kendrick Lamar – HiiiPower (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on May 28th, 2011 by Hyphen

As the hip-hop community, and all who love music, reel from the loss of the legendary Gil Scott-Heron, I thought to myself about the messages in his records.  Do today’s artists have the desire and ability to make music that elevates to the levels Gil effortlessly resided in? 

While mass media would certainly tell you otherwise, I think they can.  We certainly need music that offers us escape, but it’s vitally important that we continue to create good music with real purpose.

Shout to Kendrick for doing just that with one of the best songs of 2011 so far.

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Kendrick Lamar x CurT@!n$ x Schoolboy Q – Live Again (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on December 25th, 2010 by Hyphen

Dope record from 2 of my favorite MC’s out right now, and Schoolboy Q is impressing me the more I hear from him.  Top Dawg has a nice stable of artists, I ain’t mad one bit.  Directed by Fredo Tovar and Scott Fleishman for APlusFilmz.

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Kendrick Lamar ft. School Boy Q – Michael Jordan

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on December 4th, 2010 by Hyphen

This joint gooooooooooes.  Kendrick is easily the 2010 Rookie Of The Year.

Don’t wowwy!

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U-N-I ft. Fashawn – Pulp Fiction, Pt. 1 (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on October 8th, 2009 by Hyphen

When Thurz & Y-O were in town last month for Bumbershoot, they brought this video up for the 206 fam (peep Y-O’s fresh Hawks hat) to check out.  As I’ve mentioned before, I’m continually impressed by the visuals U-N-I release, and even though this video wasn’t done by their longtime collaborator Tomas Whitmore (Fredo Tovar handled this one), it still came out super dope.

Great track made even better with an ill video.  If for some reason you don’t have it, grab the audio off the Before There Was Love mixtape.

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